Average rainfall for November, farmers pleased with harvest: The Grenfell Weather Station recorded 50 mm of rain for November and the average since 1885 is 49.6 mm. Some local properties measured a little more than their average. The November rain was not welcome by most farmers who were in the middle of harvest, however despite the rain interfering with harvest operations, farmers are quite pleased with the overall returns. The Greenethorpe property, ''Gambarra'' has stripped the majority of its wheat crop. David Brown said they had 250 acres of lupins to harvest and that the overall returns were much better than he had first thought. He went on to say the canalo crop also went very well. Mr Allen Kelly of the Quandialla property, "Glen Idol", said their wheat went pretty good, averaging around the 10 to 12 bags. He said they still had 500 acres of oats and barley to be stripped. During last week's stormy weather, "Glen Idol" recorded 25 mm of rain, bringing the property's total for the month to 59 mm.
The Caragabal district its been much of a "hit and miss'' situation. The canola crops were badly hit by the severe frosts. The Maslin property, "Warrakimbo" is half way through harvest which is going OK with good quality wheat. Woody and Kate Maslin are pleased with the harvest to date. At the time of compiling this weather report, farmers who were still harvesting were flat-out to finish as the forecast was for heavy rains and even possible flooding. Grenfell missed out on the heavy storms last week when just 2 mm was recorded. The November rainfall of 50 mm has brought the total so far to 442.4 mm or 17 inches and 70 points. Grenfell's wettest November was in 2010 when a massive 230. 4 mm was measured. This very heavy rainfall caused local creeks to burst their banks, cutting roads. Grenfell's driest November was in 1922 when no rain was measured.
Temperatures: The last couple of weeks in November were very warm to hot with high humidity, making conditions very uncomfortable for local residents. The coldest morning to 9 am was felt on November 5 when it was a fresh 2.7 degrees and the highest minimum to 9 am was a very warm 18 degrees on November 26. There also was a high minimum on November 27, 17.9 degrees and the average minimum for the month was 11.7 degrees. Since 1965 the average minimum is 12 degrees. The highest maximum from 9 am was recorded on November 29 when it rose to a very warm 33 degrees. The day before was also warm when it was 32.6 degrees and on November 25 32.9 degrees and November 26 32.8 degrees. November's average maximum was 27.3 degrees and the average since 1965 26.5 degrees. Grenfell's hottest November day was on 23rd, 2014 when it rose to a very hot 42.1 degrees. November's coldest morning since 1965 was 2.1 degrees on 3/11/2014. The lowest maximum was recorded on November 7, 1971 when it only reached 10.1 degrees. This is the last weather report till the New Year, so a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all readers.